Power of the Wind

Emden has been at the forefront of renewable energy for many years we talk with the Mayor of Emden Mr. Bernd Bornemann on what its future may hold.

Mr. Bornemann, why would a company from the wind energy sector decide to settle down in Emden?

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Bogotá: A City of the Future for Investors or Future City for Investors

Investors are continually searching around the world for the best locations in which to do business. One city, which in the past may have been overlooked by investors due to security concerns, has today become a very interesting destination. Bogotá is the capital and largest city of a country that has put in place regulations that favor the creation of businesses. This new environment has led to a five-fold increase in foreign investment between 2002 and 2010, and the country is also experiencing an oil boom.

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Avilés in the Atlantic Arc

Avilés is an industrial and port city with a rich historical and cultural heritage. It lies on the north coast of Spain near the Principality of Asturias airport. Home to some 85,000 people, it is an ideal place to live and in which to invest, given the enormous transformation it is currently undergoing.

Several large, multinational companies, such as ArcelorMittal, Alcoa, Saint-Gobain, DuPont and Xstrata Zinc, operate there, as do the technological giants, CSC and Software AG. Not to mention hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises from all sectors.

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Adding value to existing drugs

SOM Biotech, a company established at the Barcelona Science Park in Catalonia generates new and additional value for old drugs.

Drug repositioning (also known as drug repurposing, drug reprofiling, therapeutic switching or drug retasking) is the application of known drugs and compounds for  new indications/diseases. Drug repositioning has been growing in importance in the last few years since an increasing number of pharmaceutical companies see their drug pipelines drying up and realize that many promising technologies have failed to deliver as expected.

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Ten reasons to Invest in the Balearic Islands

  1. A privileged geographical location with excellent worldwide connections
    Thanks to their geographical location, the Balearic Islands are an ideal business platform to access both the European markets and the rest of the world’s growing markets. The Islands boast a strategic position in Spain’s most dynamic area.

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Business is Blooming in Bogotá

Bogotá, originally called "Bacatá" (planted fields) by the native Muisca people, is an original, trendy and relatively unexplored destination that is emerging as an increasingly important business hub. The Colombian capital has become one of the most important cities in South America, with a creative and innovative spirit that has seen it become the financial centre of the Andean region. Its venues for business, events and conventions confirm it as a favourite destination for executives worldwide. Its public spaces include plazas, numerous parks and modern avenues. It has a permanent cultural agenda that is reflected in its more than 60 museums and art galleries.

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Balearic Islands and Barcelona: 24-hour Business People

Renowned for 24-hour party people and iconic sunsets, the Balearic Islands are the top tourist destination in the western Mediterranean and a thriving business hub. This island of Ibiza is peppered with multi-million dollar mansions and villas owned by royalty and celebrities, and it is the centre of the world’s clubbing scene for four months of the year. More than just an idyllic holiday spot where the party is very much on, however, the Balearic Islands are also an ideal location to access both European markets and the rest of the world’s growing markets.

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Montserrat Makes its Move

Think sunshine, think vibrancy, think blue seas, think business opportunities, think Montserrat. Montserrat, a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea, south east of Puerto Rico and this month’s cover story, deserves to be mentioned again. Seventeen years ago the island of Montserrat was ‘the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean’, an upmarket getaway for anyone lucky enough to have the cash to splash. After the devastation of Hurricane Hugo, and the subsequent Soufrière Hills volcanic eruption in 1995, the island has begun to restore and rebuild. Several fierce eruptions demolished Montserrat’s only town and harbour, Plymouth, the airport, and the majority of the industry and agricultural areas. Two-thirds of the 12,000 population left the island, but now there is optimism in the air.

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